Most new coaches take over rosters that are ready to rebuild. That's not the case with the Chicago Bears.
Marc Trestman inherited a team that finished 10-6 last year and doesn't have a lot of quality young talent. ESPN.com's Mike Sando crunched the numbers, noting that the Bears have the oldest cumulative projected starting lineup in the entire NFL. This especially is true on defense, where Lance Briggshas assumed the leadership void left vacant by Brian Urlacher.
After the Bears, the next five-oldest teams by this measure -- projected starters -- all made the playoffs last year: Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos and New England Patriots. The Arizona Cardinals are the oldest non-playoff team. Some other thoughts from the list, which I find strangely fascinating.